Mary Morata

May 6, 1937April 19, 2021
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Mary Gaitan Morata, 83 a native of San Antonio, died at 10:47AM, Monday, April 19, 2021 at Northeast Baptist Hospital, in San Antonio, TX. She was born on May 6, 1937 in San Antonio, TX to Sarah Santos and Gabriel Gaitan. She married Nemesio B. Morata on December 19, 1962 and traveled the world as a Navy Wife. They were married for 41 years. She was an active member of the Retired Military Wives Club where she was a fun loving participant and host of many activities. Born one of 8 children, Mary is survived by three siblings, Josephina Santos, Frank Gaitain (wife Margaret), and Dolores Nunez (husband Floyd) all of San Antonio. She also has three living adult children, daughter Monica (husband Jeff Palla) of Denton, TX, son Nils (wife Nancy) of Krum, TX, son and devoted full time caregiver Mario. Mary has 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren . Mary will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Viewing and Rosary will be held at Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 5pm - 8pm with the Rosary starting at 7pm.


20 May

Committal Service

11:00 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78602


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Adri Gaitan Davenport

May 6, 2021

It pains me to write this knowing our beloved Aunt Mary is gone. My sister, Mariel, and I spent most of the holidays of our childhood with her at her home on Guadalajara street. Those holidays spent with her children (my cousins) and her grandchildren (my second cousins) were certainly some of my favorite childhood memories. You never knew what anyone was going to say at any given time, but you could count on it being hilarious! I always looked forward to going over to her house knowing I’d likely be welcomed with fried rice and lumpia. You will be missed Aunt Mary but I am grateful for the laughter and fun your brought to my life for the many years you did. Love, Adri

David Geigenmiller

May 4, 2021

May our Lord Jesus comfort you and give you peace in the coming days.

Frank and Margaret Gaitan

May 3, 2021

It is with great sadness that we write this about our beloved Mary. We remember as newlyweds how Mary and Mensi would invite us over so often for the huge barbecues . He always cooked for 30 when there were only 10 or 12 . We celebrated with Mary and Mensi and they were always so kind and welcoming and full of laughter. The laughter and conversations are what we will always remember. Mary was a firecracker and always loved company and to have fun. Everyone knows how much she loved Las Vegas and how she was ready to go at the drop of a hat. Just a week before she left us she was talking about a barbecue in Mario’s back yard . She loved her family and will be missed everyday. She will never be forgotten by all of us that knew and loved her.
We are gonna miss her especially around the holidays. Mary, say hi to all of the Gaitan’s up there!

Mary Anderson

April 24, 2021

My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May my cousin Mary Rest In Peace. ✝️

Dobbie Geigenmiller Anderson